Man charged with attempted murder in connection to Myrtle Beach shooting


MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) –  A man has been charged with attempted murder in connection to a shooting in Myrtle Beach.

Rashaud Eli Faulkner is charged in connection to the shooting, according to an arrest warrant. Around 8:41 p.m. on April 11, Myrtle Beach Police Department officers responded in reference to multiple calls of gunshots.

An investigation revealed that one victim was shot twice and was in critical condition at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, the warrant said. The victim had reportedly been driven to the hospital by his girlfriend’s sister after the shooting.

“When the victim came out of sedation, he confirmed that the defendant was the person who shot him with a revolver during an argument,” the warrant also said. “Based on the fact that the defendant shot the victim with a firearm multiple times, there is probable cause to believe that he committed the crime of attempted murder.”

Police previously said a shooting victim at a local hospital and reports of shots fired on Kings Highway were related.

The MBPD was investigating what happened to a person who showed up at a local hospital with apparent gunshot wounds on April 11.

Cpl. Tom Vest, with the MBPD, previously said the department was also investigating a report of shots fired in the area of 28th Avenue North and Kings Highway. The shots fired call came in around 8:45 p.m. April 11.

Faulkner, 39, of Myrtle Beach, is charged with attempted murder and possession of firearms and ammunition, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center booking records. He was booked around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday and remains in the center as of 1:15 p.m. Monday. Bail was set at $10,000 on the possession of firearms and ammunition charge. Bail has not yet been set on the attempted murder charge.

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